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- White metallic pearl
- Seller: streetsidenc
- Phone: 866-542-8392
Rarely do you get a chance to own an icon. After all, how many other cars have you seen that had their own custom 1:25 model? This 1967 Chevrolet Coupe Coca-Cola Vending Machine Street Rod is a unique vehicle ingrained into the custom car culture. So we'll try to describe all the details on this one, but you already know it will take weeks to understand how much went into this build.
Glen Yeary and Steve Tansy were responsible for this custom creation, and Yeary is currently offering it for sale. The model year 1967 is just a reference for the build start date because nothing on this is stock. The '67 reference was just when Yeary and Tansy were provided the two real Coca-Cola vending machine doors. They were the centerpiece for a three-year full-custom build project. Taking extra time in the custom fabrication is how you get a coupe this detailed. You'll notice something new every time you look at it, like the tap on the radiator, bottle openers on the sides, or the pinstriping extending to the underside of the custom channeled cab. It has the best hot rod pieces of the day, like Cragar SS wheels, Goodyear Blue Streak tires, and a polished drop-axle front end. You can tell the overall level of detail was truly award-worthy. They even dyed Coca-Cola bottles red to be used for tail lights. The car went on tour, including the International Championship Auto Shows. Plus, Coca-Cola was happy with the project and used it for promotions for years (after all, the "Classic" part seen in the front only came after the New Coke debacle about two decades after this was built!) And you can still find the MPC 1:25 scale model kit on eBay today. Yeary even jokes that he wishes he had kept a few more of the dozens he gave out at the shows because they are valuable today.
Not only was a full custom cab built for this hot rod, but the interior continues to showcase the beautifully distinct style. The seat bottoms are crafted from Coca-Cola crates, the plush velour seats have twist-off Coke bottle caps for buttons, and the windows have a Caramel-colored style that reminds us of a cold Coke. And we love the look of the dash with the full custom Sun and Stewart Warner readout setup.
A Chevy small block leads the way with four (yes, four!) four-barrel carburetors. They sit on top of a custom-fabricated cross-ram hi-rise intake, so you always notice them. The aluminum valve covers, mirrored firewall, and polished heads keep the shining style going. We won't tell you about the power and test drive simply because that's not the point of a car like this. It's currently set up to be a display. After all, tuning a "quad-quad" carb setup may make a Porsche four-cam look like a cakewalk, and no front brakes were installed to make the hubs look extra clean. So the odometer only shows one mile, and we're pretty sure that's all it has done even in its big tour travels. However, it can be possible if you're set on creating a dummy carb setup and hitting the road. There was nothing fake about this build, and no shortcuts were taken. Details like a strong custom frame, Corvette independent rear end, rear adjustable coil overs, rear disc brakes, and a Powerglide automatic transmission mean this custom creation can put power to the pavement better than many replica T-Buckets.
If you truly cherish custom car culture, then you know this is an opportunity like no other. We're hard-pressed to find anything that isn't original to the build, and you will be the first caretaker outside of the builder's circle to own this car in its over half-century history. So when you know the difference between owning a classic and curating one-of-a-kind history, you understand the gravity of this opportunity. Call now!